Re­de­fine a space with an in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor’s help

The Observer (Sarnia) - - HOMES -

SPE­CIAL TO THE OB­SERVER

Though it may seem like in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tors are a lux­ury re­served ex­clu­sively for the rich and fa­mous, in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tors work with peo­ple of all bud­gets. Home­own­ers some­times wres­tle with the prac­ti­cal­ity of hir­ing a dec­o­ra­tor, won­der­ing why they should spend the money when they can do the work them­selves. But just like home­own­ers may hire pro­fes­sional elec­tri­cians or land­scap­ers, hir­ing a pro­fes­sional in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor can en­sure the job is done right, within bud­get and com­pleted within a rea­son­able amount of time.

Those who have al­ready in­vested quite a bit of money into their homes but want to add some fin­ish­ing touches would be wise to hire in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tors or de­sign­ers. Home­own­ers of­ten have no idea where to be­gin when at­tempt­ing to es­tab­lish flow from room to room in their homes. Dec­o­ra­tors can help home­own­ers tai­lor the interiors of their homes to the homes pro­duce the de­sired vibe.

Hir­ing a de­signer can help a per­son avoid mak­ing po­ten­tially costly de­sign er­rors. An aes­thet­i­cally ap­peal­ing house also can in­crease the home’s value, set­ting a prop­erty above oth­ers in terms of ap­peal. Even though the de­signer will charge a fee, the in­vest­ment may be well worth the ex­pense when the room is done right the first time.

In­te­rior dec­o­ra­tors have nu­mer­ous re­sources at their dis­posal. Fine tuned to the world of de­sign, they un­der­stand which trends will come and go and also which de­sign ideas have stay­ing power. In ad­di­tion, dec­o­ra­tors will be in touch with vendors in the in­dus­try, con­nect­ing home­own­ers with the best of the best in terms of pro­vid­ing fur­ni­ture, house­wares, pho­tog­ra­phy, and ad­di­tional spe­cial touches that help make a house a home.

In ad­di­tion to ex­per­tise and re­sources, in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tors have eyes that will be trained on things home­own­ers may not have no­ticed or even re­al­ized can be done. A de­signer may en­vi­sion re­mov­ing a room to cre­ate more space or knock­ing a wall down to let more nat­u­ral light into a room.

De­sign­ers and dec­o­ra­tors are trained to think dif­fer­ently and spa­tially to achieve con­cepts home­own­ers may never have en­vi­sioned for them­selves. They can help tell sto­ries through de­sign and im­prove spa­ces im­mea­sur­ably.

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